Giotto Space Probe
Giotto's camera recorded many images that gave scientists an unique opportunity (the comet will not pass close to the Earth again until 2061) to increase their knowledge of comets. Though damaged by the multiple impacts, Giotto carried on with its mission. After a period of hibernation, it was reactived in 1990 for a fresh task - flying by comet Grigg-Skjellerup on 10 July 1992. Giotto was the first probe to study two comets.
Image Number: WEB12129-2011
Credit: European Space Agency/Giotto Project
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